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Sorry to hear that mx5teve.

Ive been made redundant before and its not a nice time for you and your family to be in. However if i wasnt made redundant i might never have tried to go it on my own.

I did and five years later im still here!


I dont know your age or personal circumstances but it may end up being the kick up the arse or incentive to go on and do better things.
 

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I'm being made redundant after 27 years
not good news as they will only give gov minimum
grand sum of about 8,000
Everything about that is sad
Really sorry to hear it.....all the best with whatever you do
 

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Sorry to hear it mate - I thought the law was one week's pay for every year served? Good luck finding another job anyway
 

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I guess after 27 years of loyal employment, you will likely have a wealth of transferrable skills to offer, and hopefully hit the ground running in you particular field. Needless to say, tomorrow is the beginning of the rest of your life, and to a degree, you are in charge, not your former bosses.
HR & recruitment is my own background, and I promise you 100% that the best thing to do is have a breather,and don't be cynical. For around 3 days after you cease work you will feel pretty pissed off and maybe a touch of low self esteem...but that will pass.
On the 4th/5th day, make a timetable. Do things. Produce your CV, load it onto Monster and so on..they are all there. You know the script

Some one somewhere needs you skill/s. It's a question of you finding each other..thats the hard bit. Use all the local Manpower type agencies too...they are OK in a body factory way..and get registered with around 10 blue chip Consultancies.
Build an EXEL sheet to keep track of who you approached, name of contact, result, and so on. That way, you will see results quicker than the national unemployment grim reapers say. Being systematic is a great mental booster too...it let's you and others see the effort.
Hiring is starting to show green shoots again, but it's still very industry/local demographic/ and skill dependant
 

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I guess after 27 years of loyal employment, you will likely have a wealth of transferrable skills to offer, and hopefully hit the ground running in you particular field. Needless to say, tomorrow is the beginning of the rest of your life, and to a degree, you are in charge, not your former bosses.
HR & recruitment is my own background, and I promise you 100% that the best thing to do is have a breather,and don't be cynical. For around 3 days after you cease work you will feel pretty pissed off and maybe a touch of low self esteem...but that will pass.
On the 4th/5th day, make a timetable. Do things. Produce your CV, load it onto Monster and so on..they are all there. You know the script

Some one somewhere needs you skill/s. It's a question of you finding each other..thats the hard bit. Use all the local Manpower type agencies too...they are OK in a body factory way..and get registered with around 10 blue chip Consultancies.
Build an EXEL sheet to keep track of who you approached, name of contact, result, and so on. That way, you will see results quicker than the national unemployment grim reapers say. Being systematic is a great mental booster too...it let's you and others see the effort.
Hiring is starting to show green shoots again, but it's still very industry/local demographic/ and skill dependant
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sorry to hear it matey, there is a lot of it going around

i work in IT and one of our largest clients just "downsized" from 43 employees to 2

which might well have a knock on effect at our place.
Regardless of how much it is happening, it doesn't make it any easier to weather, My dad almost went cabin crazy when he was made redundant, thats why its best to have some sorta plan, and not to dwell on it too much. Good luck in what ever you plan to do in the future
 

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I'm being made redundant after 27 years
not good news as they will only give gov minimum
grand sum of about 8,000
That sucks - been there twice myself mate. First time only 6 weeks after completing my apprenticeship aged 21 (thanks very much Thatcher yer mad cow) - not wanting to sit around on my arse I joined the RAF & it turned out to have been a blessing in disguise as I had some of the best times I have ever had.

All I can say is that even though it might feel this way right now, it really isn't the end of the world mate. You must have been regarded highly to have remained in the job for such a long period if time & that is always going to bode well with prospective employers.

It's quite a bitter pill to swallow but sometimes a change really is as good as a rest. Good luck pal
 
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